" The beautiful Stavropoleos Church" Stavropoloes Church Tip by gosiaPL
Stavropoloes Church, Bucharest: 12 reviews and 23 photos
The warm and charming Biserica Stavropoleos is one of the oldest in Bucharest, built in 1724-1730 under the supervision of the Greek monk Ioanikie Stratonikeas. The richly adorned columns in the porch, the exterior paintings and carvings, and the sweet relaxed side courtyard make it my favourite memory of Bucharest.
The church is tiny but remarkable! A perfect example of the Brancovenesc style which blends Ottoman and Western elements together with traditional Romanian forms. The wood and stone carvings as well as the frescoes may need loads of money and effort for restoration, but their overall beauty will not go unnoticed. The gold-leaf decorated interior and beautiful icons add to the church's exceptionality.
Be sure to explore the lovely courtyard with beautiful columns and a collection of 18th c. old tombstones! Check the pics in this travelogue.
Address: The corner of Stavropoleos St. and Postei St.
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